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  1. Sandra in NC

    How to earn college credit with ALEKS.com

    Updated link for more info about earning college credit with ALEKS: http://www.degreeplanners.com/?About_ACE%2C_FEMA%2C_%26amp%3B_NFA:More_about_ALEKS.com
  2. Sandra in NC

    How to earn college credit with ALEKS.com

    No, you don't have to be in the military. I'm amazed at the varied list of courses and certifications recommended by ACE (including some IT certs). As with AP, CLEP, etc., it's up to individual colleges whether or not they'll accept the credit. http://www2.acenet.edu/credit/?fuseaction=browse.main&firstLetter=A Sandra
  3. Sandra in NC

    How to earn college credit with ALEKS.com

    Yes. Thomas Edison State College in NJ is a college that takes ALEKs credit transcripted by ACE. Search the college website for ACE - For example, here is a state school in NC that accepts ACE credit ...I don't know if they specifically accept ALEKS, but their policy is encouraging. http://www.wcu.edu/24232.asp
  4. Sandra in NC

    How to earn college credit with ALEKS.com

    This is the page to sign up for a free 2-month trial for homeschoolers. http://www.aleks.com/webform/c45 They periodically offer a 2-for-1 deal where you can register 2 children for the price of 1. If it becomes available during your trial period, they'll send you an email offer.
  5. Did you know some of the ALEKS.com courses are recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE) for college credit? Once your student scores 70% or better in the ACE-approved courses, you can have ACE transcript it. There are colleges that accept ACE credit. Some colleges state ACE acceptance on their websites. At others, you need to ask the registrar (admissions folks often don't know anything about ACE, so the registrar's office is the one to ask about it.) Check to see if the course you're taking is approved (http://www2.acenet.edu/nationalguide/) and if it is, get it transcripted by ACE at 70%+. Why not? You might be able to use those credits in the future. Here is an efficient way to build college credit while studying math in middle/high school: * Take ALEKS beginning algebra to get an idea how this program works. This class is often evaluated for remedial college credit, so it won't help toward your degree. * Take ALEKS intermediate algebra and score 70% or better...transcript with ACE before switching to another ALEKS course....3 credits. * Take College Mathematics CLEP after studying the REA prep book (algebra on the test is similar to ALEKS intermediate algebra) .... 6 credits. * Take ALEKS college algebra and score 70% or better...transcript with ACE before switching to another ALEKS course...3 credits. * Take CLEP college algebra (just in case you go to a school that accepts CLEP but not ACE) * Take ALEKS pre-calculus and score 70% or better...transcript with ACE before switching to another ALEKS course...3 credits * Take CLEP pre-calculus (just in case you go to a school that accepts CLEP but not ACE). * Take an ALEKs statistics course and add it to your ACE transcript for 3 more credits! You can start this plan at any age. It's important to earn credit for math classes in a logical pattern. Some schools won't give credit for lower-level math if you've already proved mastery at a higher level. For instance, students who have passed the AP Calculus test might not be able to earn college math and algebra credit with ALEKS/CLEP. Using the plan above, you can earn up to 18 college credits at schools that accept ACE and CLEP. A side benefit is that you be well prepared for the math portion of the SAT or ACT, and you will place into a higher section of math in college. Who knows, you might need Calculus for your major. (FYI, there is Calculus CLEP, too.) For more information see http://www.degreeplanners.com/?About_ACE%AE%2C_FEMA%2C_%26amp%3B_NFA. Here is a link to a 3-month free trial of ALEKS for homeschoolers: http://www.aleks.com/webform/hsm_203 . The link is valid until 1-27-11.
  6. Hi Moni,

    I accepted your friend request but I have no idea what that means. All I've used on this forum is the PM feature and general posting. So please let me know what I'm supposed to do to be a good friend. :-)

  7. I know the answer is probably "yes", but did you have to pay $3000 for a failed implant? Another question.....what do they bridge to with a back molar? There's only a tooth on one side...I thought you needed a tooth on either side.
  8. It's funny. 7 years ago when I had the root canal, I asked my endodontist about options. When he mentioned losing the tooth, he said, "but that's an awfully large gap to have," and when I look in my mouth, he's right. Gee, that's a big tooth! Fast forward to yesterday. He said he had the exact same thing happen to him this year - root canal, crown, crack, lost tooth. Yes, the dentist himself! He didn't have an implant - he has an empty spot. But he said that you can have an implant done at any time if you change your mind. There's no rush. With that in mind, I'm still leaning toward trying to live without it. If he doesn't see a crack and thinks it can be retreated, I'll do that.
  9. I am so sorry for all your dental problems -- it sure puts things in perspective for me in that it could be a lot worse. The endodontist said it would be $3000 for an implant "by the time you're done" -- meaning with the crown and other work that would required. From all the posts here, I'm leaning toward just having the tooth pulled if he finds a crack.
  10. When the endodontist told me I might lose that tooth, I cried. It made me feel so old. Then he told me about his volunteer work in Nicaragua and how no child over the age of 12 had a full set of teeth. Sobering. I'm glad to hear from so many of you that a back molar is no big deal.
  11. I had a root canal done in my backmost molar about 7 years ago. It's infected again and the endodontist thinks the tooth might be cracked. If so, there's nothing he can do. (He's going to dig around in the tooth next week to see if he sees a crack.) An implant would cost $3000 .... or I could just live without that tooth. Any ideas/experience?
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